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Yr 9 Girls in Surrey Finals

Year 9 girls make it to Surrey County Finals!

Rydens Enterprise School RES Year 9 Netball

After a long netball season and a lot of effort our work has finally paid off. Since the season started we have all shown commitment to our netball and been at school early for a 7.25am start to training each, which has been challenging during the winter months but with the support of our coach Maggie (Cobham Netball club) we have been able to practise a range of netball skills which has helped us to improve as a team and individually. This has enabled us to exceed this season and win all our matches against the other schools in our league despite a number of injuries within our team. Our hard work has resulted in us being given the opportunity to play in the Surrey County Finals which we are so excited and proud about as it will give us the opportunity to do our best as a team and represent our school, RES.

Abbie Bainbridge and Aimee Boxall
(Team players of RES netball Academy)

RES Apprentice 2017 Final
Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

RES Apprentice 2017 Final

Rydens Enterprise School

BP     IBM     Bingham Hotel

The 3 Apprentice finalists, staff, invited guests joined together at The Enterprise Suite at RES on Friday 10th March for the long awaited Final of The RES Apprentice competition.

The competition which is now in its 12th year saw 15, Year 12 students start this competition back in October 2016 with the first round being hosted and the task set by Hugh Bourne of BP at their premises in Sunbury on Thames. Subsequent rounds took place at IBM’s emerging technology centre in Hursley, Hampshire and at the beautiful riverside Bingham Hotel in Richmond upon Thames.

Throughout the competition students took part in group and paired activities and students were fired along the way, which left 4 students to face the Final and to see who would win the coveted title of The RES Apprentice 2017. Our Finalists today are Joe Taylor, Jack Saunders, Adam Lamont.

The judges for the day were ~

Paul Archer – IBM Big Data Business Development Manager
Erick Kervaon – General Manager – The Bingham Hotel, Richmond
Anne-Louise Payne – Head Teacher – RES

Guests who were in attendance to see our students present included the Mayor of Elmbridge Cllr Tannia Shipley and Consort Mr Nigel Shipley , Head of Sixth Form Mrs Natasha Blackiston, and Deputy Head Teacher Mr Andy Ward. We were also so grateful to see so many of our business sponsors, local business contacts, past school governors and RES invigilators at the event.

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

Students had been set the final task a few weeks before the Final so they had time to prepare before presenting to the Judges today ~

Our new school development is underway and set to be ready for occupancy in December 2017. This will be an amazing state of the art school  with specialist facilities that include a full range of specialist classrooms for science and technology subjects, dedicated quiet study areas in each house, six court sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, separate gym, theatre space, … AND MUCH MORE!”.

Students have been used to working in groups and pairs but now working individually the Finalists are to design and complete an innovative and creative multi-media advertising campaign for RES school that will be used as the main form of promotion for our exciting new school.

Throughout the competition students were encouraged to be entrepreneurial, articulate, committed and confident and were expected to discuss why they chose their idea, what problems and issues they had faced along the way and how they overcame them and also to show examples of their work. They were judged on their ideas and innovation, the success of their idea and the communication and resources they used to promote their idea.

Each finalist presented to the Judges their media advertising campaign that they had put together to showcase the new school. Footage included time lapse material of the school build to date plus shots of the classrooms, Main Hall, Sports fields to give the judges a feel of what our new school would be like.

Presentations were given by each finalist showing who they were aiming their presentations to and how they were going to do this using leaflets, fliers, school visits, links via our school website and social media. Each finalist had a Q&A section after their presentation giving the Judges and the Audience an opportunity to ask questions.

During a short break, judges had the opportunity to discuss each finalist and 3 very nervous finalists came back to find out the results. Each student was given feedback from Mrs Payne before the announcements made.

The RES Apprentice 2017 WINNER is – Joe Taylor

Rydens Enterprise School RES Apprentice 2017

Congratulations to all the finalists today for all their hard work throughout this competition and to making it through to today’s final.

Prizes and trophies were handed out by Mayor Cllr Tannia Shipley.

Thank you to everyone for attending this exciting Final and with special thanks to all business partners for their continued support, especially Erick from The Bingham Hotel , Paul from IBM and Hugh from BP for hosting a round and returning to judge today.

For information about being involved with The Apprentice Competition please contact Sarah Maton - Deputy Head of Claremont House and Enterprise Co-ordinator on either 01932 242994 x368/x344 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Apprenticeship Show
Monday, 06 March 2017 00:00

National Apprenticeship Show

The National Apprenticeship Show

On Monday 6th March, Mrs Bowers and Mrs Blackiston to a group of 6th form students to the National Apprenticeship Show at Sandown Park.

The National Apprenticeship Show

The event was populated by over 70 organisations, employers and apprenticeship providers and they gave our students an idea of some of the many apprenticeship opportunities open to them….ranging from the service sector to engineering to technology.

The National Apprenticeship Show

RES students found the event extremely informative and rewarding.

The National Apprenticeship Show

Art student reaches Semi-Final

Art student reaches Semi-Final

Year 12 fine Art student Alex West Reaches the Semi-Final Round of the ARTiculate Competition

We are delighted that Alex has reached the semi-final round of the ARTiculate competition. She was selected for her talk on Ed Ruscha’s ‘The Music from the Balconies - 1984’. The event was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Alex was well supported by her father, several RES students, Mr Berriman and Mr Field. The adjudicator -The Courtauld’s Dr Barnaby Wright- gave some of his reasons for selecting Alex in his positive feedback. He was impressed with “the quality, approach and analysis of the presentation”. He also praised Alex for her “choice of subject matter and for her insightful, passionate and personal response whilst engaging with the complexity of the work and unlocking it for the audience”.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

To see news of the event and more, visit the ARTiculate website.

Alex will now compete in the semi-final round which takes place at the National Gallery on February 24th -with a chance to reach the final in March.

The ARTiculate competition at RES

ARTiculate is a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Education Institute since 2006. Over 3000 sixth form students from 5 UK REGIONS were involved in the competition in 2014. Alex competed against another nine students from the London area in this quarter-final. ARTiculate has already proved to be a fantastic artistic and critical experience for RES students. Participants of the competition take turns to present a 5-10 minute talk on an artwork of their choice, followed by questions about their chosen area. Alex was selected earlier in 2016 from a group including four other RES students (Elizabeth Ghalustians, Emilia Lamkin, Elena Male and Lana Robinson), who competed in the RES heat for the competition.

ARTiculation 2017 and The Roche Court Educational Trust

The competition culminates in March at an education Symposium held at Cambridge University. The Roche Court describes the Symposium as: ‘designed to engage students in looking at and talking about art and architecture, as well as offering an insight into university life.

The day includes:
-A key note lecture presented by an art historian
-Tours of the university art collections given by University of Cambridge undergraduates
-A university fair
-Q & A with the Tutors for Admissions and Access

A group of sixth form students including Alex are looking forward to being driven to the final with Mr Berriman in the RES minibus.

--Good luck at the National Alex!—

Mr Berriman - Head of Art & Design Technology Faculty

Donation from RAG Week

Donation from RAG Week

Rydens Enterprise School RES Sixth Form Rag Week

The Sixth Form Student Leadership Team, Mrs Blackiston and Mrs Payne proudly handing over the money raised during RAG week to Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank

Students from RES Sixth Form College were delighted to meet Nina Malyon from Walton and Hersham Foodbank in mid-December to hand over the proceeds from their fundraising activities over the term. The school carries out a range of fundraising activities over the year and students from the Sixth Form were keen to support such a worthwhile local charity.

Just before half term the Sixth Form Student Leadership Team organised a packed and vibrant RAG week offering games, competitions and food and drink to entice their fellow students to part with money for a good cause. Bushtucker Rydens and the servant auction were particular highlights and really captured the interest of the student body. The week was a phenomenal success and raised just short of £800.

In the build up to the Christmas break, students organised and delivered hampers to be distributed to those in need at a time of the year when struggling to make ends meet is even more keenly felt. Students and staff worked together to contribute items for the hampers and the Sixth Form students played the role of Santa in delivering them ready for the festive season.

The students themselves chose Walton and Hersham Foodbank to fundraise for. As a local charity that helps thousands of people each year, the students were keen to support the community of which it is a part and the fantastic work they do. The work of the Foodbank is increasing and support such as that provided by the school goes some way to help it continue to support those who need it most. The combination of food and monetary donations are vital to the charity.

The school and charity hope that in working together they can help to greater support the local community and that this is the start of an ongoing relationship with the foodbank.

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